The UNCRD (http://www.uncrd.or.jp), headquartered in Nagoya, Japan, publishes training materials, edited books, conference proceedings, and two scholarly journals.
(The UNCRD library, however, has more of an international flavor, with English as the lingua franca.) In March 1999 I gathered the bulk of the material to begin the project.
Many of the fields in the UNCRD database were just fine residing in a flat structure.
I was also concerned that users coming across a UNCRD record would not know how to cite that information in a bibliography.
It encompasses virtually every area of social sciences and economic development, even including technical and scientific areas necessary for the UNCRD publications.
As an example, the beginning part of the second section of the classification system, as used in the UNCRD project, is represented in Figure 4.
Chai, J., "Unemployment and Employment in China's Transition Including Regional Considerations," paper presented at the International Symposium on Transitional Economies, organized by UNCRD
and Development Research Centre of the State Council of China, Beijing, March 5-7, 1998.
Some of the capacity building programs were sponsored by international agencies such as UNESCO/ UIS, UNDP, UNCRD
, UNICEF, WB, ADB, IIEP and HIID.